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Tallahassee’s Periodontist

Your Best Interests
Come First

As a Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, Dr. Rasmussen is a specialist who’s fully committed to the highest standards in patient care. He and his team focus on your needs above all else, providing undivided attention while exploring personal priorities, concerns, and goals that can be addressed through top-tier periodontal care. Whether you’re seeking modern tooth replacement with dental implants or lasting relief from pained gums, a genuinely comfortable and fulfilling experience is waiting for you.

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Dental Implants

Replace 1 Tooth or your Entire Smile
Older man with flawless smile

The loss of natural teeth can be a strain on your quality of life – but this condition certainly doesn’t have to be permanent. Modern dental implants can virtually turn back the clock, creating seamlessly lifelike and durable replacements that blend right in while also preserving oral health for the long-term. At Periodontics and Implant Dentistry of Tallahassee, our team will make this transformation smooth and entirely stress-free, collaborating with your dentist and providing top-tier service that inspires new reasons to smile.

  • Missing 1 or More Teeth
  • Loose/Sliding Dentures
  • Uncomfortable Partials
  • Unable to Eat Specific Foods
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Dental Insurance & Financing
Proudly Welcome

We go the extra mile to make every aspect of the care experience fulfilling for our patients – and that includes when it’s time to pay. Our capable team will help you maximize dental insurance benefits, and low-interest payment plans can also be arranged to help break down the cost of extensive treatment plans into budget-friendly sections.

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Periodontal Dental Treatment

Save Your
Natural Teeth
Woman with healthy teeth and gums

While your smile may be the star of the show, the gum tissue provides essential support to teeth and is a good indicator of overall oral health. If you are struggling with oral bleeding, noticeable inflammation, or teeth that feel alarmingly loose, a highly trained periodontist like Dr. Rasmussen can provide dedicated support. You’ll always be made to feel comfortable and well cared for here in Tallahassee as our team diagnoses your condition, provides advanced treatment, and helps your smile stay safely intact.

  • Unstable/Shifting Teeth
  • Habitual Bad Breath
  • Plaque/Tartar Accumulation
  • Inflamed/Bleeding Gums
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Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Rasmussen always loves meeting new patients and helping them reclaim their smiles, whether it’s through gum disease treatment or the placement of dental implants. We understand that you might have questions about the process, and luckily you can get the answers you need on behalf of Periodontics & Implant Dentistry of Tallahassee. The questions below are just a few examples of things our patients ask us; call our office if there’s anything else you want to know.

What is the Best Way to Find Someone Who Places Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a long-term investment in oral health, and it’s important that you pick the right oral health professional for the procedure. As a periodontist, Dr. Rasmussen “specializes” in placing dental implants, meaning he has training and experience beyond what a regular dentist would have to offer. This makes him more reliable when it comes to complex implant cases. Also, he has been board-certified by the American Board of Periodontology, and he regularly gives lectures at several nearby study clubs about implant placement. In short, if you’re looking for an expert in implant surgery, you need look no further than our practice.

How Do I Get Emergency Periodontal Care?

Step one is to call our practice right away and let someone on our staff help you. If there’s a life-threatening emergency such as unstoppable bleeding or a fractured jaw, you should call 911 instead; however, if there’s no immediate risk to your life, it’s better to call an oral health professional since most emergency rooms are note equipped to deal with typical dental issues. Most of the time, you should expect to be able to get a same-day appointment, so don’t hesitate to call right away. Remember, dental emergencies are often linked to even larger issues, so you can’t lose any time having them examined and treated.

What Do You Do if You Can’t Afford Periodontal Care?

Dental insurance can go a long way towards helping you afford periodontal treatments. Most plans do cover a number of treatments for gum disease; as for dental implants, many may not pay for the posts themselves, but they might still cover certain related procedures. Even if you don’t have insurance, though, you can still apply for third-party financing through CareCredit, which offers a variety of payment play with low interest rates. Also, we run a number of special offers from time to time that can help our patients take advantage of our popular services.

What Level of Education is Required to Be a Periodontist?

First of all, periodontists need to undergo the same education as general dentists. That means earning a four-year undergraduate college degree before attending an accredited dental school and graduating with either a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD). Then, they need to complete a periodontology residency program that has been accredited by the ADA, which takes about three to seven years. In addition to the above, Dr. Rasmussen has also undergone a number of written and oral examinations to earn board certification. To remain certified, periodontists need to fulfil continuing education requirements and other professional activities every six years.

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